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<strong></strong>The climate events you need to know about this Autumn
Climate and Environment

The climate events you need to know about this Autumn

In June of this year, Britain became the first country to declare a climate emergency. Since then, nature seems yet again to have taken a back-bench against other issues such as Brexit. It is very easy to lose hope in the face of a government which isn’t prioritising such an enormous crisis. I’ve put together a series of events to keep your eye on this Autumn which you can get involved with — whether in person or remotely — to maintain pressure on the government to act now. Global Climate Strike — 20th September, Worldwide On Friday 20th September this year, school children will strike yet again. Only this time, they are inviting people of all ages to leave work and “demand an end to the age of fossil fuels”. These incredible strikes began with Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-ol...
<strong></strong>Youth climate strikes: our future is in their hands
Climate and Environment

Youth climate strikes: our future is in their hands

On Friday 15th March, school students across the world will strike, calling for widespread climate action. It is perhaps the greatest display of unity shown by younger generations in recent years, symbolic of a capsized society where young people are forced to take the initiative instead of stagnant, apathetic adult leaders. The global act of defiance against their schools is minimal in comparison to the older generations’ neglect to the impending ramifications of decades of denial. The protest will be the second in a planned series of monthly strikes, following the lead of the Swedish 16-year-old Greta Thunberg who sits outside the Swedish parliament every Friday demanding climate action. Indeed, those striking have much to complain about. In 2015, in the wake of the Paris climate su...